How To Make The Best Matcha Tiramisu

How To Make The Best Matcha Tiramisu - Super Easy Recipe!

by Ayako Kidokoro

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Tiramisu originated in Italy, but have you tried Matcha Tiramisu? Japan's fondness for matcha green tea is reflected in this special dessert, offering an innovative twist.

Matcha Tiramisu is adorned with layers of vibrant green matcha-infused cream and delicate ladyfingers, captivating with its elegant presentation and subtle, earthy hues.

A harmonious blend of bold matcha flavors and creamy mascarpone is elevated by the subtle sweetness of ladyfingers soaked in matcha espresso. Each bite offers a luxurious balance of bitterness and sweetness.

While eggs are typically used in Tiramisu, this recipe is egg-free, making it easier to find ingredients, especially pasteurized eggs in some countries. Even without eggs, it remains rich and tasty!

Omitting eggs also simplifies the whipping process, as you only need to whip heavy cream once, streamlining preparation.

Let’s not forget about the star ingredient – Matcha powder. Known for its health benefits, Matcha offers high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, adding a nutritious twist to Tiramisu.

To store Matcha Tiramisu, keep it in an airtight container for up to three days to maintain its freshness and texture. For longer storage, freeze individual portions in airtight containers, thawing in the refrigerator before serving.

Ideal for afternoon tea gatherings, special occasions, or as a refreshing dessert on warm summer days, its light yet indulgent flavor profile makes it suitable for any time of day.

With its beautiful layers of vivid matcha green and velvety cream white, Matcha Tiramisu is guaranteed to leave your guests in awe!


Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 0 mins

Total time: 20 mins

Total servings: 6

Difficulty: Easy

  • 250 ml Heavy Cream
  • 60 g Granulated Sugar
  • 250 g Mascarpone Cheese (room temperature)
  • 10 g Matcha Powder
  • 100 ml Hot Water
  • 12 Ladyfingers
  • Matcha Powder (for decoration)
  • Strawberries (for garnish)

Expert's Tip

J Taste Multipurpose Natural Matcha Green Tea Powder 90g

For baking or using matcha in sweet treats, we recommend our J Taste Multipurpose Matcha Powder. This matcha powder is ideal for making sweets because it retains its vibrant green color even when baked. It's also slightly sweetened making it easier for everyone to enjoy it.


matcha tiramisu ingredients

1) Gathering the Ingredients

Gather the ingredients together.

stirring the matcha powder with hot water
matcha powder fully dissolved

2) Making the Matcha Espresso

In a mixing bowl, combine the hot water and matcha powder. Stir well until the matcha is completely dissolved. Then, set aside to cool.

adding the sugar into the whipped cream
whipping the cream until soft peaks form

3) Whipping the Heavy Cream

In another mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream and granulated sugar together until soft peaks form.

adding the mascarpone cheese to the whipped cream
mixing the cream and the mascarpone cheese together
cream and mascarpone cheese well mixed together

4) Adding the Mascarpone Cheese to the Whipped Cream

Add the mascarpone cheese to the whipped cream mixture. Gently fold until well combined and smooth.

dipping ladyfinger into the matcha
dipping the other side of the ladyfinger into the matcha

5) Dipping Ladyfingers Into The Matcha Espresso

Once the matcha mixture has cooled down, briefly dip each ladyfinger biscuit into the matcha liquid, ensuring they are soaked but not overly soggy.

Tip: If the matcha liquid is too hot, the biscuit can become soggy easily, and if it is too cold, it won’t soak properly. Room temperature is perfect.

laying the matcha-soaked ladyfinger into the container
laying down a single layer of matcha-soaked ladyfingers into the container
adding a layer of cream on top of the matcha ladyfingers
creating a second layer of matcha tiramisu with the ladyfingers and cream
covering the second layer with the remaining mascarpone cream

6) Making the Tiramisu Layers

Arrange a layer of matcha soaked ladyfingers at the bottom of a serving dish or individual cups.

Spread half of the mascarpone mixture evenly over the layer of ladyfingers.

Repeat the process with another layer of soaked ladyfingers and the remaining matcha mascarpone mixture.

placing the matcha tiramisu in the refrigerator to set

7) Chilling the Matcha Tiramisu in the Refrigerator

Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to meld together and for the matcha tiramisu to set.

dusting matcha tiramisu with more matcha powder
matcha tiramisu

8) Sprinkling More Matcha Over the Matcha Tiramisu & Enjoying

Before serving, dust the top of the tiramisu with additional matcha powder for decoration.
Optionally, serve with strawberries for a pop of color and freshness.

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